All crew members must adhere to the boat rules; this ensures every crew member knows their role, does it to the best of their ability, and doesn’t moan about other people who might be getting more time off from their duties!
Rules are there for a reason. One on board rule is no talking about other crew members behind their backs. Any problems can be aired in weekly group meetings.
No bullying of other crew members or backstabbing.
No racist or homophobic remarks.
We are on a boat in close proximity, so personal hygiene affects other crew members. Plenty of environmentally friendly dehydration is the key
Be sure to mention to the onboard medical officer if you are feeling unwell ASAP. The Captain might have to change course to cater to your medical needs
On the top deck, the captain is in charge, e.g., if he or she tells you to leave the deck and go below or help on deck, please respect their orders
Below deck, the owner of Henry’s Holidays is in charge but superseded by the captain and first officer in bad weather.
If you have an ego, leave it at home! The last thing needed on the boat is a person who is constantly talking about themselves and boasting about how wonderful they are!
No silly, sneaky mind games with other crew members – some people like to play.
The captain oversees the boat. Give them respect. If he or she says ‘we don’t sail today’ or ‘we must sail at 4 am’, we do just that. If he or she tells you must be back on board at a certain time, respect their orders.
Crew members must not get drunk while at sea. Only a couple of light alcoholic drinks are allowed at sea. If laid up in port or at anchor for some time, it does not matter, as long as you don’t get drunk or be use abusive to other crew members. A sense of humor is a good thing when you have had a little tipple.
VERY IMPORTANT! DON’T GET DRUNK IF WE ARE SAILING THE NEXT DAY.
No crew member must not get drunk while at sea. Only a couple of light alcoholics drinks are allowed at sea. If laid up in port or at anchor for some time it does not matter as long as you don’t get drunk and be abusive to other crew members a good sense of humor is a good thing when you have had a little tipple and when not having one too.
It the crew members’ responsibility to do their laundry, clean their own and the captain’s cabin.
Crew members must have all the appropriate clothing and footwear for wet weather conditions. We will take a vote in our first meeting as to whether uniforms are to be worn and if other rules are added or removed.
NO SMOKING OR VAPING ON THE BOAT
The rules are in place for the good of the entire crew. If there are no rules, this it can lead to on board arguments and disagreements.